Trotskiy Sinden model available

Discussion in 'Internet Finds' started by Jim Krauzlis, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    New model up for download on the Trotskiy site!

    A Sinden...funny looking craft.:grin:
    You can find it here
    http://trotskiy.moo.jp/

    ...usual download rules for this site.

    Cheers!
    Jim
  2. rmks2000

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    That should be Shinden, but it is spelled wrong on the pdf. Thanks for the heads up.
  3. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Anyone get the impression I don't know my aircraft all that well?:grin:

    Thanks for noting the correct spelling, I had no clue!
    I suppose I best be sticking with my ships...:oops:

    Anyone know what the story about this interesting craft? Any relation to the German aircraft designs that look similar...what is it, a Dornier?

    Wait, I better stop before I step off the cliff into that vast unknown that I refer to as "TIRDKSA" (things I really don't know squat about).:-D

    Cheers!
    Jim
  4. Wily

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    The Shinden is well documented on the internet.

    However, to give you a primer, the Shinden was an indigenous Japanese fighter aircraft design from WWII. At the time, England, America, Germany and Japan were experimenting with "pusher" type designs - mounting the engine in the back of the aircraft instead of the front.

    Two were built - one flew before the end of the war (there's a movie of the Shinden's first flight floating around the web, btw).

    As you can imagine, such a radical departure from traditional aircraft design met with many challenges. One such challenge was that the propeller was initially designed too close to the ground - the first Shinden damaged its propeller when it attempted to climb off the tarmac.

    You can learn more about the Shinden at:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ky?sh?_J7W

    One Shinden survives in the Smithsonian collection.